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Professional Counselling

What We Offer

We are so delighted to be able to offer private counselling by qualified, Black therapists who understand the issues and stigma we face as a community. Our team at B3 is continually growing and we are challenging the status quo every step of the way - together we are stronger.

What is counselling?


Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a trained therapist listening to you and helping you find ways to deal with emotional issues.

Sometimes the term "counselling" is used to refer to talking therapies in general, but counselling is also a type of therapy in its own right.

What can counselling help with?

Counselling can help you cope with:

  • a mental health condition, such as depressionanxiety or an eating disorder

  • an upsetting physical health condition, such as infertility, birth trauma 

  • a difficult life event, such as a bereavement, a relationship breakdown or work-related stress

  • difficult emotions – for example, low self-esteem or anger

  • other issues, such as sexual identity


What to expect from counselling

At your appointment, you'll be encouraged to talk about your feelings and emotions with a trained therapist, who'll listen and support you without judging or criticising.

The therapist can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes, and find your own solutions to problems. But they will not usually give advice or tell you what to do.


At the moment we can only offer this to a select number of parents who live under the Mid south Essex umbrella (Thurrock,  Basildon, Brentwood, Southend and Chelmsford) and who refer themselves via our groups/our website or are referred by a professional.


Everything discussed within the counselling sessions is kept in the strictest of confidence. Nothing discussed is shared with the members of B3 or with family members. 


All counselling is confidential subject to the constraints of English law and ethical practice. Your counsellor has a legal duty to report anything to do with terrorism or acts of terror.

If you were to disclose matters involving a serious/life-threatening risk of harm to self or others, they might have to act on it. If something like that came up, they would talk with you about it. Where possible,  would not break confidence without your prior knowledge and, ideally, consent.

We champion the fact that the Black community are more than capable of providing all of the professional services needed to support Black families through their mental, physical and emotional needs which is why we look to our community first and foremost.

If you want to refer yourself, please fill in the box below with your details and someone from our team will be in touch within a week to talk with you, ask a few questions and do a short assessment

The criteria for referral is that you are ;

  • Black, African, Caribbean or mixed Black 

  • You live within the Mid South Catchment areas (Thurrock, Basildon, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Southend & surrounding areas of Essex)

  • You or your partner is Pregnant or had a baby in the last 5 years

  • Are experiencing poor mental and/or emotional health and need support to work through it

If you are a healthcare professional and wish to make a referral please - follow this link 

and send to

Self Referral to 1:1 Therapy 

Get in touch so we can start working together.

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